ANTIQUE GEORGIAN FLORAL PASTE STONE PENDANT CIRCA 1780
The beautiful Georgian Silver French pendant is circa 1780.
Due to its age, Georgian jewellery is quite rare, with some pieces almost three hundred years old. From 1714 until 1837 four King Georges and a short-lived William gave rise to this extended period, spanning many fashions that are reflected in these stunning pieces of Georgian jewellery.
The pendant is adorned with sparkling Paste Stones with a centre Paste dropper which hangs freely.
The floral design of the pendant looks wonderful, it shows fabulous workmanship of its time.
Paste is a heavy, very transparent flint glass that stimulates the fire and brilliance of gemstones because it has relatively high indices of refraction and strong dispersion, the Romans in particular were very skilful in the production of coloured glass pastes.
This is a fabulous piece of Georgian jewellery.
It is steeped in history.
It looks fabulous when worn, a real statement piece.
It weighs 11.8 grams.
The pendant measures 40mm across x 75mm down.
Excellent condition all round.